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La Dolce Vita


La Dolce Vita - Italian for The Sweet Life. This box is all about enjoying amazing Italian specialties - sweets and a few savories from Italy. Even the most ardent foodie will be impressed with these amazing treats. From the handmade amaretti, to the trofie pasta and pesto sauce.

The Medium Gift Box:  Lenght 12"  x  Width 10"  x   Height 7" 


Amaretti Traditional | Marabissi - Chinciano Terme Tuscany - Marabissi Pasticceria has been baking beautiful Amaretti for over 60 years. These hand-made marzipan-like dense almond cookies are an Italian specialty. Wonderful for breakfast, dessert or as a little snack with coffee. 9 Cookie box 6.7 oz.

Pistachio Torrone | Vincente - Made in Sicily, this soft nougat candy is artfully prepared with orange blossom honey and pistachios. Ancient flavors that will appeal to even the most modern taste buds.

Panforte Margherita | Marabissi - Chinciano Terme Tuscany - Marabissi Pasticceria has been baking luscious pastries for over 60 years. Their hand-made Margherita Panforte is an aromatic dried fruit and nut cake made with 17 ingredients. All-natural, this delicious treat pairs perfectly with cheeses. It's wonderful warmed and served with espresso or a glass of dessert wine.

This traditional sweet has been an Italian favorite since 1879. Made with candied oranges, citrus peels, almonds, hazelnuts, spices marinated in warm honey and baked.

Trofie | Rustichella d'Abruzzo - Imported from Italy, this traditional Ligurian pasta is traditionally served with pesto, but delicious with any of the sauce choices. 8.8 oz

Choose from one of three amazing sauces -

  • Anfosso Pesto Con Basilico Genovese DOP - This traditional style Genovese pesto is made in Liguria Italy with PDO basil, pine nuts and extra virgin olive oil. Wonderful on roasted meats, poultry or fish. Toss with pasta and a touch of heavy cream for an amazing pesto pasta. Use it as a condiment drizzled over a Caprese salad or panini. 6.35 oz
  • Classic Bolognese Sauce - By Alberto Bettini of the Michelin starred restaurant Amerigo in Savigno Italy. Made with local ingredients and slow-simmered as tradition requires. Made with Apulian tomatoes, herbs, and spices.  Serve Italian style, with just enough sauce to lightly coat a half-pound of pasta.  This is one of the tastiest sauces we've ever tasted.  And we've tasted a few! 7.05 oz
  • Frantoi Cutrera Arrabbiata Sauce - Segreti di Sicilia. A spicy tomato sauce with just the right amount of heat. Use it alone, or add sautéed shrimp, or any seafood to make a spicy frutti di mare or pasta al vongole. 10.23 oz

The Spoon! - This hand-crafted olive wood spoon was designed in Italy and made in Tunisia. All spoons vary in color and measurement.  Guaranteed to class up your stovetop for years to come. One is included.

Paula’s Italian grandmother always stirred the sauce with a giant wooden spoon.  We recommend the same approach.


La Dolce Vita